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way to educate our students is at the state level. that is between the local school board, teachers, and parents. i said i would take a look at the department of education, and it's possible, but they do some good things. we do not want to throw it away, but we need -- any federal organization, especially as big as the department of education, there's a lot of waste in there. give that money to the states. they can do it themselves. that's a state issue. it would be more economical doing it that way. we need to eliminate a lot of mandates from the department of education. i don't think a lot of career politicians, which i am not, but they do not grasp how these mandates that have been mandated down to the state, including education, they have to be paid for. it falls to the state usually. the federal government will just mandated. let's eliminate that and use our money wisely to focus it on a laser like the local schools, teachers, and the school boards. that's how you improve education. >> mr. casey. but this is a very important question that deals with our long-term economic growt
parents saw britain rebuilt after the second world war. i was born in my local nhs hospital, the same hospital my two sons would later be born in. as you saw in the film, i went to my local school. i went to my local comprehensive with people from all backgrounds. i still remember the amazing and inspiring teaching i got at that school, and one of my teachers, my english teacher, chris dunne, is here with us today. thank you, chris, and to all the teachers at haverstock. [applause] it was a really tough school, but order was kept by one of the scariest headmistress you could possibly imagine, mrs jenkins. and you know what? i learned at my school about a lot more than how to pass exams. i learned how to get on with people from all backgrounds, whoever they were. i wouldn't be standing on this stage today without my comprehensive school education. so, britain gave me, gave my family, a great gift that my parents never had. a safe and secure childhood. and you know my parents didn't talk much about their early lives, it was too painful, it hurt too much. the pain of those they lost. the
is crucial to how al qaeda is evolving and the way it is using local insurgencies. before i went to yemen, some colleagues encouraged me to look at the drone issue, as well. not just a question of how al qaeda interfaces with indigenous tribes. there were two arguments. the human rights committee was making the arguments that drone strikes are the approximate cost of al qaeda's effort in yemen. there are numbers to back that. the operational capacity since 2009. on the national security side, i had colleges said, let's figure out if our drone strikes are helping us to deal with a terrorist challenge. when i got to yemen, i interviewed for the tribal and religious leaders. i found both of these narratives we had in washington, that the drone strikes helping us set up in yemen and they are causing the growth of al qaeda in yemen had no relation to what is happening on the ground. what i did find is that al qaeda's recruiting is not driven by a u.s. drone strikes. not ideology or religion. it is driven by desperation. yemen's live in $60 economies. in a region that is cut off from the rest o
security risks while allowing the diplomatic mission to interact with the local leaders and individuals in the population and still be effective? >> absolutely. that was one of the tensions we always had. we understood the need to engage across a wide spectrum of programs. that was one of the main reasons we wanted those security resources, so we could deploy sufficient resources to respond when there was a problem. there was not open warfare at all times in libya. generally speaking, we saw a lot of improvements. it was fairly permissive during the daytime, things started to heat up after hours. sort of a joke, i sought was in the newspaper, but we have a saying it was in libya, you are fine until you're not. our problem was that someone found themselves in an issue, we had three officers specifically trapped in the prime minister's building when it was stormed by fighters protesting a pay issue. were we going to have sufficient people who could respond and navigate their way and and extricate those people? with time and less resources,, we were not going to have that. one of the frust
to disrupt not just at the local level, but the global economy. unfortunately, what you're hearing is too much of the gloom and doom in terms of where america is when it comes to competitiveness. my view is that it is still the best country on the planet when it comes to starting up a business, advancing an idea you have or access to talent. the challenge we have before us because we are the architect of our own destiny, that there are key issues we need to confront. if you look at the next 30 years, if you do not address them, i do not think we can remain the most competitive country in the world. first, i think it comes down to immigration. it is broken. it makes absolutely no sense when we educate some of the smartest people in the world with advanced degrees and then ask them to leave the country and go start up companies elsewhere. why are we not stapling right to their graduate application a visa or a green card? second, when it comes to education, the challenge we have domestically is that that system is also broken as we look for the next 30 years. in detroit, for example, there w
and water rights that are still up in the air? i did that quite a bit of success resolving local issues with respect to land. the way to do it is to work with local leaders to resolve those issues. the congressman's approach was to write the am president of the united states and ask them to create a national monument without resolving any of local issues that are still there. i do not think washington should be doing not an overriding local control and resolution. those kinds of extreme single faction approaches did not work in the long term. >> i was writing to the president at the behest of the whole coalition of local leaders. from the mayor to the chamber to many of local sportsmen's clubs. one of the broadest bipartisan groups of supporters i've ever seen. i think we should listen to them. there is an overwhelming support for a new national monument. i am very happy to join with the local support and help make that happen. >> by denying the controversy exist does not make it go away. these 30 cattle growers on the western side of this county, the county commission voted against hav
to the gasoline tax, and through the highway trust fund, money flowed through to the transit programs at the local and metropolitan level. in 1990's, the early 1990's, we stopped funding at the federal law operating subsidies. it is a little ambiguous, but essentially, it has been a a capital program. its size is about $10 billion give or take annually. there's also a portion of it that comes from general funds, and program known as new start, for example, the extension of the washington metro from the dulles airport is funded from a program called a new start spiritedness -- a new starts. it generates more than $11 million per year, and represents about 20%, give or take, of the total federal circuit transportation funding. that is, about 80% goes to highways and 20% goes to transit. guest: -- host: we will talk about the federal level, but our best also has experience with state and local level as well prepared, if your regular mass transit, user, i call the number on the screen. everyone else, call the other number. our guest was with the transportation department as an assistant secretary. qui
in a conflict zone or a troubled country, but you would not be wise to do that. a local driver who knows where he is going and talks with the armed men at checkpoints and says hello to them and smooth things out -- >> need people with you? >> one producer, one photographer, a driver in each country, and an interpreter in each country. it is a carload or a van load. with that group of people, you keep going. sometimes we go hundreds of miles a day. sometimes we would spend several days in the same city. each day, we were trying to build on what we learned about how democracy was evolving, if it would be appalled at all. there were security problems in all three countries. we were looking for the heartbeat of these places. >> what is the first thing you tell somebody they want to do that you did? >> i would say go ahead. >> is it expensive? >> of course. especially if you want to do it quickly and securely. you need to look for a decent hotel to spend a night. and you need to hire people to take along. >> security? >> you do not worry about security. you do not take security. you do not take a b
. let us look at this post -- state a bit more. local a lot more. they should keep them and aligned with regard to protecting rights. protecting the american economy on a global scale. regulating commerce, and relate regulating big business for the protection of the people -- setting reasonable taxes for the welfare of the nation, protecting and maintaining, advancing the national infrastructure. generally acting as leaders. next up is sherry, watching us up in des moines, iowa. caller: i do agree with mitt romney. i think the government is getting way too big. host: next up is les in detroit. a democrat. you are on. caller: we in michigan have to decide in november whether to allow a big state to come into a city to take over and take a financial manager or an emergency manager and. i guess they think the cities who have -- local government where they can come in and remove the city officials. like the mayor, city council. now, i do not think that is what the presidential candidate mitt romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. but what about the city's rights to
government, but hesitated to make decisions and were forced to rely upon local and tribal militias of varying degrees of loyalty. in late spring, the police were allowed to return to work to help with traffic, but were limited to that only. fighting between militias was common. militias separated -- they appeared to be disintegrating into freelance criminal operations. targeted attacks against westerners were increasing. in june, the ambassador received a threat on facebook with a public announcement he would like to run around the embassy compound in tripoli. when i arrived in february, three teams were on the ground. ambassador katz was forced -- lost one of his teams. the ambassador struggled with renewing the sst beyond april 5. that is ambassador stevens. the second msd team was withdrawn after the departure of critz. restricted from performing security work only and limited only to train local guard force members in july. the remaining msd was withdrawn at the same time the sst was terminated. the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time there. the
cuts at the federal and state and local level. add another 8-10% to this. this means the inability to respond to a range of public health emergencies and effectively. it means delaying and doing a lot of things. there are thanks so much for talking with us. we now go to the hudson institute for a segment on the future of rural telecommunications. >> thanks to the good folks at c-span for carrying today's event live and we also welcome the viewers online. the hudson institute is a future oriented international policy research organization designed to promote ideas that promotes security, prosperity, and freedom. ever since our founding in 1961, the institute has been focused in part on how technology comes to shape the future. and perhaps no area has been more transformative than the information and communications technology, in the past half century. disbursement of these technologies is not always been equal throughout america. today we will address how the spread of technologies has varied between urban and rural america. we will unveil a new study that my colleague hanns kuttner
important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community. listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. the more you follow the instructions, the more they can deal with situation. next obviously i want to talk about the extraordinary hardship. seen over the past 48 hours. our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families to of lost loved ones. unfortunately there have been fatalities as a consequence of hurricane sandy, and it's not clear that we have counted up all the fatalities at this point. obviously this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation, and we certainly feel profoundly for the families who have been uprooted and will be going through some very tough times over the next several days, perhaps weeks and months. the most important message i have for them is that america is waiting. we are standing behind you, and we will do everything we can to help you get back on your feet. earlier today i had a conversation with the governors, and many of the mayors in the affected areas, including gov. christie, cuomo, and bloom
of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we've just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here and the various agencies in charge including the didn't of the defense and energy that are going to need to respond quickly. we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials of fema as well and i've talked to the governors of the potentially impacted states as well as the cities in the region. at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the position of equipment that are going to be needed to respond to the storm are in place. but as craig has imp sized this hasn't hit land fall yet so we don't know where it's going to hit or where we're going to see the biggest impacts. and that's why it's so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all the members of the team for the outstanding work that they're doing. but the other thing that makes this storm unique is we anticipate it's going to be slow movi
, local news shows, bloorg, fox, i don't watch a lot because i find t it is like msnbc, both of them are buysed for their cause and msnbc is totally biased for obama. i do a lot of research for myself and people should. host: the des moines register endorsed mitt romney as a candidate and we'll be looking at the battleground state of iowa this morning. we're doing a whole series looking at battleground states. so we'll check in with a news man in iowa this morning. host: hello. caller: i've never called in before but it seems like i have a lot of opinions on this election where as the previous one i've only voted one other time tabbed previous time i didn't really pay much attention to. but in regard to the hurricane, obviously i'm in cspan.org, it's not like it's a threat to me, but i think that with recent events benghazi and whatnot, it really is going to be a testament as to how obama is going to respond to this. and maybe he might gain some votes back from people he lost them from depending on how he respond to it. and i mean, i think that it's kind of ify with all of the campai
with local libyans. requests for extensions of more security by the mission in libya appeared to have often been rejected or even officials in washington told diplomats in libya cannot even to make them. or if you make them they will not be supported. we know the tragedy in benghazi ended as it did. we now know that it was caused by a terrorist attack that was reasonably predictable to eventually happen somewhere in the world, and especially on september 11. in closing, as secretary clinton has impanel a blue- ribbon board to fully investigate what occurred, it is much broader for us and for that panel to take up an additional challenge. there are hundreds and hundreds of facilities similar to this around the world. there are thousands of personnel serving this country who at any time in any country could be a target. some of those are high risk and obvious like libya. others may be lower risk. this committee is dedicated to ensure that security is taken differently than it was leading up to the events here. we owe it to our federal employees who put themselves and their families in harm's
not want to say that nothing has been done, because scott can tell this -- at the local level. the local watchdog is hurting around the country, but at the national level i do not know that a so much the case that we are not able to be vigilant anymore. i think vigilance is taking a different form. it is taking the form of more collaborative efforts, where people are working together to produce really in-depth stories that are hard hitting and take that watchdog role. it is happening in other mediums. a lot of documentary filmmaking is becoming investigative and there's more support and acknowledgment for that. if you look at the numbers over time, more newspapers do not exist, a lot of reporters have lost their jobs, that is true, you cannot deny it, but i went to the investigative reporting conference this year and there were 1500 people there, one of the largest turnouts ever. people are still doing work, doing it in different ways. the money is always hard to come by. it may be harder, but we also have wider means of distribution. it is hard to say -- there is no clear cost-benefit a
of religion which can drive violence. it is complicated. many local communities and the global communities struggle to chart the right course through this complicated fray. is protected, upaware that in d trouble that martin varmints of violent conflict, andour prograd around the world, is painfully in nations and democracies of countries facing political turmoil or transition, religious influence and shaping attitudes and behaviors towards respect of violence, governance, and attitudes towards other groups is often heightened. and of course, religious heightened influence is not always for peaceful ends. particularly when media is added nations and democracies of countries facing political turmoil or to a cocktail that can incite violence locally, but also across international borders in our increasingly shrinking world, again as we witnessed in september 2012. we also know from our experiences on the ground, in most cases, government and policy alone does not and cannot address religious dynamics that shape civil society. in fact, in many instances, silicide organizations may be those be
this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the team here, the various agencies in charge, including the department of defense, the department of energy, and others that will need to respond very quickly. we have had a chance to talk to regional officials as well. i just had a phone call with the governors of the potentially impacted states and cities in the region. at this stage everyone is confident that the staging process, the positioning of resources, commodities, and equipment that will be needed to respond to the storm are in place. as craig has emphasized, this has not made landfall yet. we do not yet know where it will hit, where we're going to see the biggest impacts. that is exactly why it is so important for us to respond big and fast as local information starts coming in. i want to thank all of the members of the team for the outstanding work they're doing, but the other thing
five good gcse's from 12% when they were under local authority control to almost 90% now. it has been astonishing. you know what -- the methods have been conservative. smart uniforms, teachers in suits, children caught fizz -- taught physics, chemistry, and biology, not soft options. extra resources for those in need, but no excuses for slacking. when you see as a parent schools like that, you have one question -- why can that not every school be like that way? it is not because parents are not ambitious enough. most of the schools are massively oversubscribed. it is because the old educational establishment, the left-wing local authorities, the leaders of the teacher unions -- they stand in the way. when we saw it that the failing school and wanted to turn it into an academy, the labor authority, the labor mp, and the teaching authorities said no. with inspirational teachers and parents, when they wanted to open free schools, the left-wing establishment said no. when we propose more pay for good teachers, getting rid of bad teachers, longer school days to help children learn, flexibl
control. it is about 88 miles of border. it is local law enforcement who supports me in this race. this is not a part of the issue. we have to secure this border. if we can do in tucson what we did, we can move on to the other reforms needed. we have to have a secure border. the incident that happened was very unfortunate just two weeks ago. it speaks for the need that we have to finish this job and have a secure border. >> it means doing in the tucson sector what we have done. we have introduced a 10-point plan to take what we did. that involves more border agents, better technology, but it also involves the secure and swift punishment for those who come across illegally. that was put in place through the efforts of people like senator mccain. that has worked in that sector. if we have taken those elements and do that in the tucson sector, we can move ahead with the other items that need reform. >> first and foremost, my comments will be based on over 25 years of experience as a deputy sheriff working in a border county and dealing with these issues on a regular basis with border
provided by local exchange carriers or long-distance carriers. when we have the passage of the 1996 act, we had the introduction of competitive local exchange carriers who were also connected to the network at both the local and long-distance level. and we brought and wireless with the advent of mobility. the key. i want people to take away is that it was a closed system -- the key point is that it was a closed system with a finite number of providers. the second thing is that at the time, these companies were providing plain old television and -- telephone services. there was not in the internet evolved in this circuit switched network. these networks are evolving. they are changing. what we have now today is basically this. we no longer have this sort of finite universe of a voice providers. we actually have a myriad of companies with the first technical backgrounds providing police services. -- voice services. we now have interconnected providers. we have autodialer companies. we have a vast ecosystem whereby voice services are delivered over the network. the key thing to remember here,
, he held a rally earlier this week. today also added to east moline, the international union of local operating engineers endorsed you, congressman schilling. so you are both stressing your support for organized labor. going into specifics, what can you detail about how you would specifically help organize workers? >> we need to get the economy going again. that is number one. our job creation plan involves about manufacturing in the very folks dimension. i'm very proud to have the endorsement. my father in law as a uaw retiree. my husband was in the uaw. this is family. this is personal. it means a lot to me. our job creation plan is this -- that we caught the manufacturing triangle. we have major manufacturing. geographically it makes up a tying goal. -- a triangle. we need to partner with community colleges to look of the skills gap. we have jobs that we cannot fill right now. that is where community colleges can come into play. we need to make sure we are addressing these policies that incentivized businesses to send jobs over to places like china. i hope we will have an opportuni
choose accelerate the recovery from the recession? >> i am focused on the local. i would start with the local. i see this the district for the lens of a teacher. i would be looking at these counties as 39 separate entities as many different communities and want to make sure i help each of the maximize their potential by creating jobs. i have spent the last year and have laying out my plan for lairs of economic opportunity. i carry my football with because i talk about creating another lawyer of the bio-8, may. >> those watching us may wonder what that has to do with a football. >> and a car that drove appear tonight came off the line in detroit. there are plastic bottles or using hog manure to make asphalt -- we can make whatever we need within 100 miles of this community. >> what needs to be done to stimulate the economy in congress? >> it is clear what i have done. i introduced the first piece of legislation that laid the foundation for by a diesel. i extended the tax credits so ethanol could grow. are represented #one renewable energy producing district in north america. fro
interest deduction, the charitable deduction, the state and local property tax deduction. realized that as much as we want to make the code more efficient, these provisions were two essential to middle-class households. we have to abide by the same principle today. if we seek to protect the expenditures that are most essential to the middle-class, we still hope to reduce the deficit and we will need to find alternative revenue sources. this leads to the second principle of this new model for tax reform -- the tax rate for the highest earners should probably return to clinton-era levels and stay somewhere around there. this will come as heresy to some of those on the other side who not only wish to extend the current rate in the upcoming lame duck session but also about to cut rates even further in tax reform. these folks believe cutting the top rate as low as 25% is a necessary ingredient to spur an economic recovery. a congressional research service analysis released last month suggests otherwise. they are impartial and in a survey, the last 65 years of fiscal policy in america, t
. the local newspaper is affirming that is being invested. the party opposite -- he will stay like that -- there for a very long time. [shouting] the reason you are going to stay there is the reason, because of the borrowing and spending and debt that you deliver. your answer is more borrowing, spending, and debt. so get yourself [comfortableyourselfshouting] comfortable. [shouting] >> why won't the prime minister publish all of the e-mail's and other forms of correspondence between himself and his office and rebekah brooks and enws international. is it because they are too salacious and embarrassing to the prime minister, or is it, i would not smile, when the truth comes out, the prime minister would not be smiling? >> before answering this question, i would like everybody to recall that the honorable members stood up and read out a whole lot of levinson information that was under embargo that he was not supposed to read. he has never apologized. until he apologizes, i will not answer his question. [shouting] >> i help the house will have the restraint and courtesy to hear -- oyme
to be bipartisan, we knew it had to be a partnership between the fog roll government and local communities, local businesses, small and large alike. we stepped up and did it. now, my point is says that my vote was on american, an american. to me, that a vote was doing my job to fight for their jobs. >> i would like to think nbc and the aarp and everyone is viewing and tonight. my name is josh mandel and i'm running for the u.s. senate. i am running for the senate because washington is broken. here in ohio, one in every four children is in poverty. this is unacceptable. in order to change washington, we have to change the leaders we said there. over the next hour, i look forward to having an opportunity to tell you about my specific jobs plan to bring new jobs right here to the state of ohio. unfortunately, in washington, things are broken when it comes to economic development, when it comes to growing the economy right here in the state of ohio. i believe washington can take a little lesson from what we have done here in ohio. look at the state treasurer's office. we have earned the highest rate
of the state sector is so big. we are continuing to pursue the policy of looking at a local tax rate for northern ireland because of the border with the republic. i don't think it's the only thing we should look at. we need to boost manufacturing and do all the things we can to encourage investment into northern ireland which i've been doing. >> mr. speaker, on monday i was delighted when the prime minister put his rocket boosters on rehabilitation. will he as first lord of the treasury ensure that the treasury stand behind the minister of justice as they deliver [inaudible] radical globally new cash consequences of [inaudible] for the next spending review period? we should be bringing payment by results to all of the criminal justice system. i want to see payment by results being the norm rather than the exception. i think if you look to be fair to the treasury when they designed payment by results in the welfare system. they allowed them to spend the future receipts of lower benefit claims. and i'll sure they'll make sure we get better value for money and better results in our crim
the deficit, he said he could make the math work by eliminating local public funding for pbs. by the way, this is not new. this is what he has been saying every time he is asked a question. we can cut out pbs. for all you moms and kids out there, do not worry. somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew that he was driving our deficit? we are going after that. he has decided we are going after big bird. elmo is making a run for the border. the governor romney once wall street who run wild, but he is going -- if governor romney wants wall street to run wild, but he is going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. we cannot afford to roll back regulations on banks and insurance companies. we cannot got our investments on education, clean energy, research, technology. that is not a plan to grow the economy. that is not change. we have been there. we have tried that. we are not going back. we are moving forward. that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] look -- we have
with that assessment that they needed those there? >> no, sir. we had been training local libyans -- >> i just want to know did you not say if that was presented to you, you would not accept it? >> he was -- >> did you or did you not say? >> yes, sir, i said that personally i would not support it. >> why is that? you knew about all these other attacks that had taken place. >> we had been training local libyans and arming them for almost a year. >> let me interrupt, the local libyan militia that was there knew there was going to be an attack on that compound so many of them left. involved't want to be in the attack. so i don't understand why you would say that out of hand that you don't think those 16 troops should be there. >> sir, with due respect, they were in tripoli, not in benghazi and it would not have made any difference in benghazi. >> mr. nordstrom, do you care to comment on this? >> beginning in about january, february time frame, i had a number of conversations with lamb, with the regional director and also the desk officer for libya itself. and a lot of those discussions were specific t
the same type of really local level where they tried to take over local level offices. the tea party -- i did not see the same kind of activity. the tea party went at local levels. a lot of times you didn't see it. the fact that ted cruise out of texas won the republican nomination is because of their local tea party group that mobilized at the very local level, the microlevel, below the radar. even polls in texas showed his opponent was leading in the polls, but then came election day and ted cruz swept and one reason was because of those institutions that had been created that were durable. however if those institutions have not been set up in other places, i don't know exactly where they have and haven't, but where they haven't i would suspect to see a waning tea party activity. but even if people aren't organizing, that doesn't mean that the sentiment isn't there. this question about are you a supporter of the tea party movement is almost similar to are you a supporter of the occupy wall street movement? it's a way for people to identify a unique set of views that we don't get by just
local victory office -- get involved. make sure that in november, we send mitt romney and paul ryan to the white house and send barack obama packing back to chicago. [applause] because we will win this election, and we will get this country back on track. we do not have to settle for this. america can do better, and we will do better with new leadership. please let me introduce you, state representative adam schrader. [applause] >> thank you very much. i'm a state rep. i'm here on the doorstep to durham in newmarket. it is a fantastic turnaround today. hopefully everybody comes out to vote november 6. i encourage you to do that. as the gentleman said earlier, every vote on every one of these positions matters. one of the reasons i'm here today is because i know mitt romney and paul ryan understand small businesses really drive our economy and create jobs. i am also a small-business owner. we own a place called the music club. i say that because we happen to not just create jobs, but we are one of many small businesses that our job incubators. we have musicians and artists and local
that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. we are making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available for those communities that will be hardest hit. we anticipate that the center of the storm will hit landfall sometime this evening, but because of the nature of this storm, we are certain that this will be a slow-moving process through a wide swath of the country. millions of people will be affected. the most important message i have for the public right now is, please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. do not pause, do not question the instructions been given because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences if people have not acted quickly. the good news is, the governors and local officials have had a few days of preparation. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. we are confident the assets are pre-positioned for an effective response in the aftermath of th
? >> no, sir. we had been training local libyans -- >> i just want to know did you not say if that was presented to you, you would not accept it? >> he was -- >> did you or did you not say? >> yes, sir, i said that personally i would not support it. >> why is that? you knew about all these other attacks that had taken place. >> we had been training local libyans and arming them for almost a year. >> let me disrupt, the local libyan militia that was there knew there was going to be an attack on that compound so many of them left. they didn't want to be involved in the attack. so i don't understand why you would say that out of hand that you don't think those 16 troops should be there. >> sir with due respect they were in tripoli, not in benghazi and it would not have made any difference in benghazi. >> mr. nordstrom, do you care to comment on this? >> beginning in about january, february time frame, i had a number of conversations with lamb, with the regional director and also the desk officer for libya itself. and a lot of those discussions were specific to determining what
. communities are stretching and struggling to pay for local schools. many costs are based on a federal mandates and requirements. what should the role of the federal government be in local education? >> i work very hard to provide the tools and resources to our community to get funding for new schools and i am proud of that. very supportive of the new issues that are been initiated. we are doing a lot and i never voted for a mandate. it is one of the things that is killing communities like springfield and everybody in western massachusetts and throughout our great state. it is the high cost of education that is driving the train. just go back because i have time, student interest rates, the bottom line is that you cannot rewrite my record. we made sure we did without raising taxes. constant criticisms on the fact that i do not want to raise taxes on many americans. we did it without raising taxes by tweaking federal programs. i worked very hard as a state senator and continue to work with the community college. we found at a community college that you have opportunities where businesses in the
within the next four years. it means also helping local school districts that sometimes find the parents of school age children outvoted on bond issues, to give them some help with interest-free bonding authority so that we can build new schools and modernize the classrooms. we need to give teachers the training and professional development that they need, including a paid time off to go visit the classroom of a master teacher to pick up some new skills. i want to give every middle- class family a $10,000 a year tax deduction for college tuition so that middle-class families will always be able to send their kids on to college. i want to work for universal free school because we know from all the studies that the youngsters learn, kids learn more in the first few years of life than any where else. now, i said there was a contrast. governor bush is for vouchers, and in his plan he proposes to drain more money, more taxpayer money out of the public schools for private school vouchers than all of the money that he proposes in his entire budget for public schools themselves. and only one in
years. it means also helping local school districts that sometimes find the parents of school age children outvoted on bond issues, to give them some help with interest-free bonding authority so that we can build new schools and modernize the classrooms. we need to give teachers the training and professional development that they need, including a paid time off go visit the classroom of a master teacher to pick up some new skills. i want to give every middle- class family a $10,000 a year tax deduction for college tuition so that middle-class families will always be able to send their kids on to college. i want to work for universal free school because we know from all the studies that the youngsters learn, kids learn more in the first few years of life than any where else. now, i said there was a contrast. governor bush is for vouchers, and in his plan he propos to drain more money, more taxpayer money out of the public schools for private school vouchers than all of the money that he proposes in his entire budget for public schools themselves. and only one in 20 students would
estate. i really pay attention locally. i think that is really important. i think people need to really start at home. i tried to listen to everybody. i called on the republican line. i definitely listen to other people. i watch a lot of c-span, which educates me a lot. people need to not be so easily set -- easily lead it. host: thank you. on our twitter page -- another key florida newspaper endorses mitt romney. to reset is on the phone from jersey city, new jersey. -- theresa is o nthe phone. caller: i do not think it matters to they endorse. they are just like people. they slant one way or the other. they are either liberal newspapers or conservative newspapers. i really feel that people -- especially republicans -- they are easily influenced by whatever they said. when the mitt romney said he discounted the 47%, to me that did it to everyone. if you had a daughter and your doctor was going out with a guy and he was a run his friends and you had somebody taking him and he talked about your doctor like a dog and said i hate her -- daughter like a dog. then he got i it around you and
best course of action to have used these a local wfo units from start to finish so we do not ever have to deal with the switch over from what would have been hurricane and tropical storm warnings to the wfo warnings midstream because it will be awhile before these warnings, coastal and inland, will be able to come down. it will be a long duration event, and we are expecting wind-wise, hurricane force gusts over a good portion of the coastline. this will be up through the massachusetts coast line and everywhere in between. the tropical storm force ordeal force winds will occur at the coast and happen and penetrate inland and last in some areas of to as long as tuesday night and wednesday morning. the storm surge still going with the same general picture. for-8 feet above ground level in many places from the northern the large but to connecticut long island sound. we still have the area in the middle here, long island sound, new york city where we could see 6-eleven be combined surge in tied in some spots. the storm surge unit has been watching the water values all day and everything see
the schwarzenegger institute does not abandon states and local government and county commissions. we have to work together with the legislature. we have to balance the budget or we go to jail. maybe that is how some got there. so by partisanship -- bipartisanship athens. i worked with arnold when we were governors on clean energy. on climate change. we were ahead. immigration -- with charlie on health care. by the way, john and i came to the congress, said the same time. we worked on navajo issues and creating a federal boxing commission and native american issues with tom daschle. i think this is a good issue -- panel. the states, there are laboratories ofbi partisanship -- bi partisanship that the government can learn from. maybe this institute can figure that out. >> pick up on that. it is true. governors are practical, they have to do that, but you ought to have the national governors' association where you do seem to come together more -- you also have the national governors' association, reducing to come together more. >> when you give responsibility as an executive, i say this, having serv
on campus. you can come to our local office. the can help you get engaged in this election. you need to be our messengers. we need you. this is it. it is game time. we all know how much of a competitor the president is. i played basketball with him. he hates to lose. the ground game is where he needs to be to win the election. no one wants to wake up and think what if i could have done a little bit more. what i did that watched every extra inning of the playoff game or i did not what every college football game on saturday? president obama is counting on you. students who cannot afford college education are counting on you. the senior said cannot afford to buy their life-saving prescriptions without obama are counting on us. the middle class families are working hard every day to put food on the kitchen table. they are counting on us. i know you will help us finish the change that we started in 2008. thank you, everyone. we appreciate you being here. [applause] for everyone, thank you for being here. now we have work to do. now we have to finish the job you have no excuse. you are he
? >> the primary responsibility is at the state and local level. i agree with arne duncan. some ideas he has put forward on race to the top. some of them i agree with and congratulate him on pursuing that. the federal government can get state and local schools. i wanted the kids who are getting federal dollars from title 1 -- disabled kids or lower income kids, i went and to be able to go to the kids at -- to the school of their choice. i would have them follow the child and let the parent and child decide where to send their student. >> how do you see the federal government's responsibility to improve the quality of education? >> it has a significant role to play. we have worked with republican and democratic governors to initiate major reforms. they are having an impact right now. this is where budgets matter. budgets reflect choices. when gov. romney indicates that he wants to cut taxes and potentially benefit people like me and him, to pay for it we have to initiate significant cuts in federal support for education, that makes a difference. his running mate congressman ryan put forward a bud
for me. but it works best at the local level. it works best when you have school board members involved, when you have parents involved, when you have a community involved and when you have educators involved. one of the mistakes i believe that has been made at the federal level is the package of the no child left behind act. i think it started out with good intentions, but it hasn't accomplished what it should have. it has taken educators out of the classroom, and we need to keep them in the classroom if they are going to address the needs of students. >> senator? >> the most important thing is to make sure that these kids arrive in kindergarten ready to learn. if they are behind, they are never going to catch up. i am not going to get a nobel prize for making that discovery. it is a fact. the rhetoric of senator fisher and the reality of her propose always don't match up. she voted against providing prenatal care for children. the proposal will result in deep cuts to early childhood education and head start. it is a fact. i am not exaggerating here. that is what her plan does. at leas
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